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Differentiation of Potato virus Y strains using improved sets of diagnostic PCR-primers.
Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most important viruses of potato world-wide, several strain groups are recognized. In the past two decades, novel PVY variants have appeared causing necroticExpand
Frequent detection of bocavirus DNA in German children with respiratory tract infections
BackgroundIn a substantial proportion of respiratory tract diseases of suspected infectious origin, the etiology is unknown. Some of these cases may be caused by the recently described humanExpand
Surveying cereal-infecting geminiviruses in Germany--diagnostics and direct sequencing using rolling circle amplification.
Geminiviruses have spread in German cereal crops during the last few years. In order to identify and classify them, we have compared conventional techniques (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays,Expand
Strategies for antiviral resistance in transgenic plants.
Genetic engineering offers a means of incorporating new virus resistance traits into existing desirable plant cultivars. The initial attempts to create transgenes conferring virus resistance wereExpand
Preceding infections, immune factors, and outcome in Guillain–Barré syndrome
Objective: To test the hypothesis that different preceding infections influence the neurophysiologic classification and clinical features of Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS). Methods: We testedExpand
Phylogenetic relationships, strain diversity and biogeography of tritimoviruses.
North American and Eurasian isolates of Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV; genus Tritimovirus) and Oat necrotic mottle virus (ONMV; genus Rymovirus) were examined. Nine WSMV isolates differentiallyExpand
Real-Time PCR for Diagnosis of Human Bocavirus Infections and Phylogenetic Analysis
ABSTRACT The human bocavirus (hBoV) was first described in 2005 in respiratory tract samples. The clinical relevance of hBoV is still unclear. The aim of our study was to establish a real-time PCRExpand
Immunoreactivation of Epstein‐Barr virus due to cytomegalovirus primary infection
Serological diagnosis of herpes virus infections is hampered by concurrent expression of IgM for heterologous members of this virus family. To assess the frequency of such multiple diagnosticExpand
High prevalence of antibodies against polyomavirus WU, polyomavirus KI, and human bocavirus in German blood donors
BackgroundDNA of the polyomaviruses WU (WUPyV) and KI (KIPyV) and of human bocavirus (HBoV) has been detected with varying frequency in respiratory tract samples of children. However, only little isExpand
First detection of wheat streak mosaic virus in Germany: molecular and biological characteristics
Wheat streak mosaic virus is a serious threat in wheat-producing countries. In Germany, the virus was first recorded in 2013 near Hoym. The complete sequence of isolate Hoym was obtained and comparedExpand